What Happened on November 12, 1981

Historical Events

  • 1st balloon crossing of Pacific is completed (Double Eagle V)
  • 2nd shuttle mission-1st time spacecraft launched twice (Columbia 2)
  • Bill C Davis' "Mass Appeal" premieres in NYC

Sports History

Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (Oakland A's)

  • Great Britain performs nuclear test
  • Pilin Leon of Venezuela, crowned 31st Miss World
1981 History

Famous Birthdays

  • DJ Campbell, English football player, born in Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom
Born in 1981

Famous Deaths

William HoldenWilliam Holden (1918-1981)

American actor (The Blue Knight, Sunset Boulevard, Sabrina, The Bridge on the River Kwai), slips on a rug and bleeds to death at 63

About November 12, 1981

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 4 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Scorpio

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Private Eyes - Daryl Hall John Oates
  • UK #1 Song: Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic - The Police